Friday, 18 October 2019

Thatching event in Old Buckenham

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Come along to All Saints on Saturday 26 October.
The massive scaffolding, visible above the poster, is now slowly covering the existing thatched roof

“Thatch It!”, a Conservation Skills Day for all, is taking place on Saturday 26 October at All Saints Church in Old Buckenham. At present the church is at the beginning of a five month project to re-thatch its main roof.
Various ‘drop in’ activities will be taking place in the churchyard and the Church Rooms between 10.30am and 3.30pm.
Master Thatcher, Stephen Letch, will be there with visitors able to see him at work and ask questions. A stonemason from G F Atthowe Builders will also be demonstrating their work.
Ruth Blackman, the project architect, and Nathan Duszynski, the project ecologist, will be giving timed talks in the Church Rooms in both the morning and the afternoon. Conservation tours of the churchyard will also be taking place. Tea, coffee and snacks will available in the Church Rooms throughout the day’
Project architect Ruth Blackman’s talk will cover the role of the architect in this project, its joys, pain and challenges. It will last about 20 minutes and take place at both 11am and 1.30pm.
The talk from the project ecologist, Nathan Duszynski, will explain his work on this site and in previous projects. Again it will be about 20 minutes long and is scheduled for 12 noon and again at 2.30pm.
The churchyard conservation tours will be at 12.30pm and at 2.30pm.

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